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  • Not to Be Denied, Blackhawks Capture the Stanley Cup

    Not to Be Denied, Blackhawks Capture the Stanley Cup

    | Jun 25, 2013

    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Chicago Blackhawks completed a magical season with a 3-2 victory in Game 6 over the Boston Bruins. With the win the Hawks captured their second Stanley Cup in four seasons.The year started out with an incredible run of 24 consecutive wins without a regulation loss for the Blackhawks. Monday night, [...]

  • Hawks Subdue Bruins Attack: 1 Win Away

    Hawks Subdue Bruins Attack: 1 Win Away

    | Jun 24, 2013

    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -With a precision-like defensive performance the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-1. With Saturday’s victory the Hawks have a perfect 4-0 record in Game 5 matches this post season. The Bruins will try to keep their Stanley Cup hopes alive as they return to home ice for a Monday night [...]

  • Hawks Get Down and Dirty to Outlast Bruins 6-5

    Hawks Get Down and Dirty to Outlast Bruins 6-5

    | Jun 20, 2013

    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -In a must win situation the Chicago Blackhawks found a way to turn the tide on the Boston Bruins and came away with a 6-5 overtime decision. The game wasn’t a work of art for hockey purists but it was a highly entertaining contest. Style points never mattered much, and Wednesday [...]

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  • 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions in :60

    2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions in :60

          Now, now. Before you blast me for being a homer, an uneducated hockey fan or Pens-hater, keep in mind a few things. These are my rapid fire picks. I took a whole :60 (if that) to select the way the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs would Plinko their way to the top (or [...]

  • The Ancient Rivalry Resurrected: Flyers-Rangers Preview

    The Ancient Rivalry Resurrected: Flyers-Rangers Preview

    First playoff  meetup between these two ancient rivals since 1997 and it can use a boost. The edge has been off a little and there’s nothing like a heated post season series to fire things up. A Flyer diehard missing Avery and Tortorella? Yeah! This series should fix that. The two clubs have been similar [...]

  • There Goes the Neighborhood…Team

    There Goes the Neighborhood…Team

    It’s been a while since we’ve written, faithful readers. Largely because we wrote back in September about this season was going to pan out, with a highly on point degree of accuracy. We predicted injuries- specifically Evgeny Nabokov and Lubomir Visnovsky from overuse at their ages. We predicted the missing the playoffs that was inevitable [...]

  • Predators Have Some Fight Left, Defeat the Coyotes 2-0

    Predators Have Some Fight Left, Defeat the Coyotes 2-0

    The playoffs will not happen for the Nashville Predators this season. That doesn’t mean that their remaining games are meaningless. The Predators defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 at Bridgestone Arena, and showed they still have a lot of fight and pride in their game. They managed to send the crowd home happy on fan appreciation [...]

  • Predators Stopped By the Stars In a Shootout

    Predators Stopped By the Stars In a Shootout

    The Nashville Predators are in desperation mode. Not yet mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the Predators have to win out and get some help from teams in front of them. Their first step in the process was to capture a win at the American Airlines Center against the Dallas Stars. The Predators did not start [...]

  • Predators Stop the Sharks 3-0

    Predators Stop the Sharks 3-0

    Who are these guys? After struggling to generate offense much of the season, the Predators have suddenly found their offense. After destroying the Anaheim Ducks the night before, the Predators erupted for 3 goals in the second period of their game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on the way to a 3-0 [...]

  • Eriksson, B’s Push Toward Playoffs with 5-2 Win Against Flyers

    Eriksson, B’s Push Toward Playoffs with 5-2 Win Against Flyers

    BOSTON, MA– For just the third time this season — and the second time in the past week — the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers were on the ice Saturday afternoon at TD Garden for their final showdown of the 2013-14 campaign. Thanks to a freshly reformed NHL scheduling system that involves visits to every city [...]

  • Predators Step On the Ducks 5-2

    Predators Step On the Ducks 5-2

    The Nashville Predators have struggled on offense this season. The Anaheim Ducks have scored goals in bunches. In their contest in Anaheim, the team reversed roles, as the Predators exploded for four first period goals on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Ducks. The first period was one where the Predators attacked the [...]

  • The Predators Problem: Philosophy, Personnel, and Preparation

    The Predators Problem: Philosophy, Personnel, and Preparation

    The struggling Nashville Predators are going to miss the playoffs for the second consecutive season. That has prompted rumblings among the fan base that it is time for head Coach Barry Trotz, General manager David Poile, or both to go. Fans are disgruntled over the lack of offense, the perceived strictures of the Predators “system” [...]

  • Blackhawks Wild Road Ahead

    Blackhawks Wild Road Ahead

    The Blackhawks take on the Wild tonight. They will look to get out of their slump and back on track as they head down the final stretch. Crawford in net for the good guys, with Bryzgalov at the other end. This will be the 4th goalie used against the Hawks – Harding, Backstrom and Kuemper [...]

  • Predators Shoot Down the Capitals In a Shoot Out

    Predators Shoot Down the Capitals In a Shoot Out

    Our elected leaders in Washington are a pretty dysfunctional bunch. The hockey team in Washington is pretty dang good. The Capitals brought their high octane offense to Smashville to face the Predators, who were struggling to get above .500, and the Predators managed to find enough offense to outlast the Capital in a shootout to [...]

  • Coaching Matters

    Coaching Matters

      The Hawks bit the dust again versus the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. They just flat out didn’t play well. They haven’t been playing well for a while now. After the Olympics, I assumed there may be some fatigue. No excuses now, as with just a few weeks away, the #blackhawks are performing about [...]

  • Stars Stomp the Predators 7-3

    Stars Stomp the Predators 7-3

    The Dallas Stars are a hungry team, fighting for a playoff spot. The Nashville Predators are a team that is playing out the string, waiting for a long offseason. Both teams played their part in their contest at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Predators were absolutely embarrassed by the Stars 7-3 in a [...]

  • Predators Blast Buffalo 6-1

    Predators Blast Buffalo 6-1

    The Nashville Predators needed a home win. Dropping 6 straight home games had sapped the energy of the home crowd not to mention the team. The Buffalo Sabres were just what the doctor ordered. The Predators pounded the Sabres 6-1 in front of a happy home crowd at Bridgestone Arena. There was scoring early and [...]